So there I was changing the stinkiest, stickiest (yes, stickiest) post-chili poopy diaper ever. Cooper, as usual was attempting the alligator death roll. I somehow managed to fold the diaper quickly enough so that he didn't get an ankle or worse, a whole leg covered. I wiped him clean and then put his diaper on while he stood up. I never thought I'd be so good at putting a Duo Fab Fitted and cover on a standing baby. But I've had to adapt. But of course, as is the case with cloth diapers, I still had one more task to do...I had to get the poo off of the diaper and into the toilet. This was no "log" and the old "flick, roll, plop," routine was not going to work. This was going to involve some "peeling, plucking and wiping." While I was dumping the diaper, I suddenly thought of diaper sprayers and how handy one would have come in right then. In case you've never heard of them, diaper sprayers are little hoses with high-power spray nozzles that attach to your toilet pump. They pump clean water from your pipes, through the hose and can be used to spray the solid waste off of cloth diapers and into the toilet--the same job I do with a piece of toilet paper. Apparently, they are quite easy to install and work really well. But then, I wonder, how do you carry the dripping diaper back to your diaper pail? Do the wet diapers smell more or less than dry? These are things I don't know the answers to because I don't have a diaper sprayer. Cooper is my third and final baby and he's already 15 months old. We will not be investing in a diaper sprayer at this point, though I really like the idea and by some of the reviews I've read, some parents swear by them. If you use a diaper sprayer, tell us about it. Was it easy to install? What do you do with the wet diapers--do you leave your diaper pail in the bathroom? Would you recommend a sprayer to your friends considering cloth-diapering their babies?
I don’t have a sprayer. I keep a small bucket and a long-handled wooden spoon in the bathroom near the toilet. I use the spoon to remove the sticky poop. If I dunk the diaper, then I use the spoon to squeeze out the excess water before I put the diaper in the bucket where it will wait until wash day. Poopy diapers don’t go back to the diaper pail where the pee diapers are, so we don’t have to worry about dripping diapers.
I love my diaper sprayer! I just keep my wet bag in the bathroom. The sprayer is great for cleaning out the baby potty too.
I don’t have a sprayer. I just do the old fashioned dunk and swish, and don’t worry about getting every bit of poop off. I just get the chunks, and the rest comes off in the wash. I have a small diaper pail, so I just carry it with me from the bedroom next door to the bathroom when I have a diaper to rinse, and the rinsed diaper goes right into it from the toilet.
I’ve debated getting a diaper sprayer too. We are on baby number one, but I’m hesitant to get one…
I couldn’t imagine cding without one!
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